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74 vs. Wales
75
Ibrox disaster

76 vs. Scotland

Saturday, 22 March 1902
Home International Championship 1901-02 (19th) Match

Ireland 0 England 1 [0-1]
 

Match Summary
Ireland Squad

England Squad

Team Records

Balmoral Showgrounds, Lisburn Road, Belfast, County Antrim
Attendance: 12,000;
Kick-off 3.30pm GMT

Ireland - Bob Milne (missed second half penalty).
England - Jimmy Settle (low and hard shot 86)
Results 1901-14

England won the toss, Ireland kicked-off.

 

Match Summary

 

Officials

Ireland

Type

England

Referee - Thomas Robertson
37 (1 December 1864), Torrance, Stirlingshire, Scotland Football Association

Linesmen - not known

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Ireland Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 8th
Colours: Probably Royal blue jerseys and white shorts
Capt: Bob Milne Selectors: Team chosen by Committee on Friday, 7 March 1902;
Ireland Lineup
  Reilly, Matthew M. 28 22 March 1874 G Portsmouth FC, England 2 3 GA
  McCracken, William R. 19 29 January 1883 RB Distillery FC 2 0
  Boyle, Peter 25 26 April 1876 LB Sheffield United FC, England 2 0
  Darling, John 24 30 October 1877 RH Linfield FAC 6 0
Milne, Robert G. 31 1 October 1870
born in Inverarity, Scotland
CH Linfield FAC 19 2
  Nicholl, Henry 26 30 October 1875 LH Belfast Celtic FAC 1 0
  Mercer, John Thompson 24 27 March 1877 OR Linfield FAC 6 0
  Morrison, Thomas 28 1 February 1874 IR Burnley FC, England 7 0
  Gara, Andrew 23 15 August 1878 CF Preston North End FC, England 3 3
  Kirwan, John H. 24 9 February 1878 IL Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 3 0
  Kearns, Alfred 25 7 February 1877 OL Distillery FC 6 0

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Cliftonville FAC's Willie Gibson was chosen as the original right-back, his place going to clubmate Bill McCracken.
   
2-3-5 Reilly -
McCracken, Boyle -
Darling, Milne, Nicholl -
Mercer, Morrison, Gara, Kirwan, Kearns

Averages:

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 5.2 0.5

 

England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking system established;
ELO rating 1st
Colours: White jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers
Capt: Frank Forman, first captaincy Selectors: The seven-man FA International Selection Committee, following the Wales match, on Monday, 3 March 1902.
44th match, W 33 - D 7 - L 4 - F 167 - A 39.
England Lineup
  George, William 27 29 June 1874 G Aston Villa FC 2 0 GA
  Crompton, Robert 22 26 September 1879 RB Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
  Iremonger, James 26 5 March 1876 LB Nottingham Forest FC 2 0
  Wilkes, Albert 27 October 1874 RH Aston Villa FC 4 0
  Bannister, William 23 December 1878 CH Bolton Wanderers FC 2 0
  Forman, Frank 26 23 May 1875 LH Nottingham Forest FC 7 1
  Hogg, William 22 29 May 1879 OR Sunderland AFC 2 0
  Bloomer, Stephen 28 20 January 1874 IR Derby County FC 16 25
  Calvey, John 26 23 June 1875 CF Nottingham Forest FC 1 0
Settle, James 26 summer 1875 IL Everton FC 4 5
  Blackburn, J.T. Alfred 23 20 July 1878 OL Blackburn Rovers FC 2 1

reserves:

reserves not known

team notes:

Sheffield United FC's Ernest Needham was in the original line-up as left-half, but an injury in a Derby County vs. United match meant his place went to Frank Forman. Billy Bannister was then awarded the vacant centre-half spot. Corinthians FC's Tip Foster was also replaced, by Jimmy Settle.
   
2-3-5 George -
Crompton, Iremonger -
Wilkes, Bannister, Forman -
Hogg, Bloomer, Calvey, Settle, Blackburn.

Averages:

Age 25.1 Appearances/Goals 4.0 2.8

 

    Match Report

Source Notes

Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats
Original Newspaper Reports
TheFA.com
Rothman's Yearbooks
FA Yearbooks 1950-60
Ancestry.com

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